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Scotland's papers: Dad dies after beach lightning strike in US

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Image caption The Press and Journal reports that a young father from Tain in the Highlands has died following a lightning strike near Tampa, Florida. Garry Perks was visiting Clearwater Beach when he went into cardiac arrest after being struck, the paper says.
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Image caption Ruth Davidson's comments that Boris Johnson made a "real error" in sacking Scottish secretary David Mundell appear on the front of The Times' Scotland edition. The paper reports that the Scottish Conservative leader is "understood to be livid" about the move as she was convinced he was the "only man for the job".
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Express says Mr Johnson will attempt "peace talks" with Ms Davidson as he travels to Scotland for the first time as PM to launch a "charm offensive". He is expected to appear in Glasgow on Monday.
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Image caption Meanwhile, the Telegraph says "Remainer rebels" have been challenged by Jacob-Rees Mogg - he says the MPs "wouldn't dare" overturn the law to stop Brexit. The new leader of the House of Commons - a fervent supporter of leaving the EU - tells the paper the only way the process could be stopped would be to revoke Article 50.
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Image caption The National's front page focuses on a phone call between Nicola Sturgeon and Mr Johnson as the two leaders argued over the dangers of a no-deal Brexit. While the PM has repeatedly said the UK will leave the EU on October 31, the paper reports the first minister urged him "to change course".
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Image caption Boris Johnson's Scotland visit also appears on the front page of The Scotsman alongside the lead story on the jailing of VIP abuse accuser Carl Beech. Beech was jailed for 18 years for making false allegations of murder and child sexual abuse against public figures.
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Image caption After several stories in the last two weeks on dog-snatching seagulls, the Daily Star of Scotland claims the bird are "on the rampage". The paper reports a drug-like effect is taking place because seagulls are eating toxin-laden flying ants.
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Image caption "Ban them from the beaches" says the Edinburgh Evening News following a youth brawl at Portobello on Thursday. Tory councillor Callum Laidlaw is quoted in the story saying police need to "crack down much more heavily" on violent behaviour.
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Image caption Organisations have accused supermarkets of helping "fuel the obesity epidemic" through layout, pricing strategies and shopping environment, according to The Herald. The Royal Society for Public Health and Slimming World have both called on firms to make changes.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail leads on more misery for holidaymakers, with news of the plunging pound. As families leave the UK for summer getaways, sterling has plunged to an all-time midsummer low against the euro - and it is worth less against the dollar than in any late July for 50 years. Fears of a no-deal Brexit are partly to blame, the paper says.
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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's neighbours have been given a list of "commandments" regarding how to behave if they see the couple out and about, The Scottish Sun reports. The "astonishing" list of rules includes a warning not to speak to the couple, ask to see their baby son Archie, or stroke their dogs, the tabloid reports.
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Image caption And the Daily Record leads with a woman who has called for harsher punishments for domestic abusers after she claimed her ex-husband starved her. Matthew Hartley was found guilty of attacking then wife Catherine, but was not given a jail sentence.

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